UPDATE: As of 1/23, the league has specified Quarterback Chase Litton as a 4th player of this trade between the Seattle Dragons and Tampa Bay Vipers.
Litton , a three year starter at Marshall, was on an NFL Practice Squad as recently as October. The Quarterback, who was one of the players assigned to teams in the second round of league assignment, is now expected to compete for playing time in Tampa with perceived starter Aaron Murray and back up Taylor Cornelius. The talented Quarterback with great size will definitely provide some pressure to Murray.
The nonstop activity leading up to the end of Training Camp has continued with a 3 player trade between the Seattle Dragons and the Tampa Bay Vipers. The Dragons have sent Defensive Tackle Shane Bowman to the Vipers for Wide Receiver Alonzo Moore and Offensive Lineman William Campbell.
The Dragons received some additional Wide Receiver depth with the tallish Alonzo Moore, at 6 ft 2. Moore spent 4 years at the University of Nebraska from 2013-2016. Over his 4 seasons, 2 with increased playing time, Moore had over 1,100 yards from scrimmage and 9 touchdowns. Moore’s numbers were actually more substantial than they appear, considering Nebraska traditionally had a very run centered offense over Moore’s time there.
Moore got recognized by NFL scouts and spent some time with the Kansas City Chiefs after his collegiate career. Unfortunately, Moore did not make it on to the regular-season roster. Not finding any home over the last couple of seasons, Moore was the 10th round pick in the skills draft for the Vipers. Alonzo now heads to the Pacific Northwest to shore up a Wide Receiver unit that will be catching passes from BJ Daniels or Brandon Silvers.
The Dragons also received Offensive Guard William Campbell. Campbell is a very interesting story, having been one of the best recruits in college football as a rated 5 Star Defensive Tackle. Campbell played 51 consecutive games for the University of Michigan, only 1 season worth of those being at Offensive Line. Campbell was drafted by the New York Jets in the 6th round. Campbell was converted from Defensive Tackle to Offensive Line in the NFL and bounced around with 3 additional teams.
Eventually, William Campbell found a home in the Canadian Football League, with the Toronto Argonauts. Campbell played 36 games with the team over 3 seasons and most recently played 6 games in 2019 before coming back to the states. With good size and plenty of professional experience, Campbell strengthens the Dragons Offensive Line, providing depth at both Tackle and Guard.
The Vipers received a nice piece to add to their defense, in Defensive Tackle Shane Bowman. The University of Washington Huskies alumnus brings his 6 ft 4 frame to the run defense of Tampa. Following an active 4 year collegiate career, Bowman had a short stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bowman returns to Tampa Bay, looking to make a last-minute case to be a part of the final 52 man roster.
As we speed toward the final rosters, keep your eye on XFL News Hub for the breaking news.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Konnor Fulk excelled in the Sports Management Program at Georgia Southern University. He spent several seasons working with the Washington Redskins in fan engagement, strategy, and sales strategy. Additionally, Mr. Fulk continues consulting services across the sport of NASCAR. Konnor has a longstanding obsession with the concept of Spring Football and is looking forward to sharing his expertise and opinions about the XFL relaunch. Connect with Konnor on LinkedIn or give him a follow on Twitter @XFLKonnor
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